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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Refusal by Russian parliament to endorse President Boris Yeltsin's use of the military against the Moslem enclave of Chechen-Ingushetia, Russia, USSR noted. Report introduced.
(Samarkand: David Ensor) Growing political assertiveness of Islam in USSR featured; scenes shown; details given of the suppression of Moslems until recently. [Moslem Ismail ADIMOV - (thru translator) says there is a rebirth of Islam.] [University of Maryland professor Karen DAWISHA - talks about the possibility of Islamic republics.] Concern of ethnic Russians living in the central Asian republics noted. [Russian schoolteacher Alexandra TALEVAVA - comments.]
- Ensor, David;
- Jennings, Peter
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